Our Location: 2021 Alaska Packer Place At Grand Marina Alameda, CA 94501


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The SR161 is an entry-level, low-cost, single-channel scanning receiver. It is designed for recreational vessels using a computer with AIS-capable navigation software or RS232 compatible chartplotters, such as the Standard Horizon or many Garmin chart plotters 

Key Features

  • Single channel receiver that scans between the two AIS frequencies
  • When interference is detected on one receiving channel, the SR161 automatically switches to the alternate AIS channel
  • High-sensitivity AIS data reception
  • Line of sight reception similar to marine VHF reception distances
  • Very low power consumption
  • Receives AIS Class A and Class B vessel reports
  • Sends information to a PC via a serial interface
  • Ability to track and display information on multiple targets
  • Easy installation: connect a VHF antenna (not included), 12 volt DC power and a serial cable to your PC
  • Can be used with your existing VHF marine radio antenna with an appropriate splitter
  • Can be used to consolidate incoming NMEA positional data from a GPS into a combined high-speed data stream on a single serial port.


Technical Specifications
  • Power supply range: 9 - 15 volts DC
  • Power consumption : 1.5 watt
  • Format: NMEA 0183 version 3
  • Baud rate: 38,400 baud
  • Output message: AIVDM
  • LEDs: 2 LEDs for receiver and data transfer
  • Frequency: AIS1 on 161.975 MHz, AIS2 on 162.025 MHz
  • Dual channel scan receiving (SR161)
  • Channel spacing: 25 KHz
  • Sensitivity: -112dBm
  • Demodulation: GMSK
  • Antenna impedance: 50 ohms
  • Dimensions: 115 x 75 x28 mm
  • Weight: 400g
  • Connectors: VHF antenna BNC,  12 volt wiring, s erial port
  • Output port: 9 pin D socket RS-232 serial

BPM# 79-191

The Blue Pelican
Looking for used boat parts?  You've come to the right place.  We are a Sailor's Marine Consignment Chandlery serving the San Francisco Bay Area located at Grand Marina in Alameda, California.  Our new and gently used marine equipment inventory will outfit sailors of all experience levels and interests.  Our prices are very affordable and selection is impressive.
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We offer returns with a return authorization.  Before shipping back your item please send email to Blue Pelican Marine through EBAY describing in detail the problem with the item and the reason for the return.  We will refund the purchase prices less shipping.  Customers are responsible for return shipping charges.  

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